Los Angeles based painter Jerrold Burchman has had a rich career, one characterized through the decades by persistent innovation and exploration of the play between color and form. Burchman’s work has been exhibited widely in the United States and Europe and can be found in both galleries and private collections. The American tradition of abstract expressionism as well as the central place of intuition and the unconscious in European surrealism both shape the art historical context of Burchman’s oeuvre. Imagination and invention characterize his compositions, which brim with expressive value. A sensitivity to color and opacity is another thematic vein that distinguishes Burchman from other 20th century abstract painters. Burchman received his BA and MFA from the University of California, Los Angeles, and has won the prestigious Prix de Rome. He continues to paint and teach in California, more recently producing works of a smaller scale with graphic, patterned elements.